Online Lecture: NYU Lecture: Alisa LaGamma on the MET’s Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara exhibition, 22 October 2020, 6:30 pm (EST)

Alisa LaGamma (Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas), will be speaking on her Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara exhibition, now reopened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Online Lecture: Fordham and Les Enluminures presents: “Go forth and learn”: The Artist Joel ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, 22 October 2020, 1:00pm (EST)

The discovery of a new manuscript with more than 300 drawings by the hand of Joel ben Simeon, a fifteenth-century Jewish scribe and illuminator, prompts a reassessment of his career at a time of great religious uncertainty, economic opportunity, and cultural exchange.

Online Lecture Series: The Warburg Institute’s Raphael 500

Raphael 500 celebrates the painter’s life and marks the 500th year of his death with a programme that considers elements of his approaches to the invention and production of works of art and looks at the way the study of Raphael widens our understanding of other Italian Renaissance artists.

Online Lecture: Jewish Treasures in Oxford, César Merchán-Hamann, 27 October 2020, 1-2pm

This is a chance to see how a library of libraries combined to form one of the world’s richest collections of Hebrew manuscripts as brought to light in the Bodleian’s recently published Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries.

Online Lecture: Scripture Transformed in Late Medieval England: The Religious, Artistic, and Social Worlds of the Welles-Ros Bible (Paris, BNF FR. 1) by Professor Kathryn A. Smith, Courtauld Institute of Art, 14 October 2020, 5-6pm

Professor Kathryn A. Smith’s talk brings together my early and more recent research on the manuscript that I call the Welles-Ros Bible (Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France MS fr. 1) — the most complete surviving witness and sole extant illuminated copy of the Anglo-Norman Bible, the “earliest full prose vernacular Bible produced in England” (Russell).

Online Lecture Series: University of Kent, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies Seminar Series, Autumn Term, Thursdays 6pm

The Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent is pleased to announce their Seminar Series for the 2020 Autumn Term. All lectures will take place online.

Online Lecture: ‘Byzantine Pieces of an Umayyad Puzzle: A Basalt Platform in the Azraq Oasis’, Dr Alexander Brey, 1 October 2020, 4:00–5:00pm (ET)

In this lecture, Dr. Alexander Brey, Wellesley College, will discuss an Umayyad-era basalt reservoir platform built within the Azraq oasis in eastern Jordan and places its carved interlocking stones in conservation with early Byzantine zodiac and celestial diagrams.

Online Lecture: Hagia Sophia: The History of the Building and the Building in History, Dumbarton Oaks Webinar, 1 September 1 2020, 11–12:30 (EDT)

This webinar brings together scholars who have actively promoted research on the Hagia Sophia and will cover historical facts, Dumbarton Oaks’ involvement, and the issues related to the recent reconversion of the monument.

Online Lectures: British Archaeological Association sponsored panels for the IMC 2020

As the IMC 2020 could not take place this year, the British Archaeological Association has recorded their sponsored panels which you can now watch online. All papers are chaired by Dr Harriet Mahood.